Personal Foul

Definition

A conduct- or safety-related infraction. Includes unnecessary roughness, such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play. If the officials decide that the action was particularly flagrant, the player in question can be ejected from the game.

Caution: Many things people often think of as personal fouls are actually more specific penalties. This page only list things that officially went "in the books" as a Personal Foul. For example, though a ref may say "Personal Foul, Roughing the Passer" that penalty will not be on this page. It will be on the Roughing the Passer page.

Outcome

15 yards; automatic first down if committed by defense

2013 Stats

By Penalty

Personal Foul penalties commited by position during the 2013 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line6852410
Defensive Back30412151512
Linebacker1318831000
Offensive Line1721771001
Tight End1150100
Unknown/Unset5752302
Wide Receiver4472201
Fullback2301100
Runningback1150101
Totals791084324727
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